Accepting Wine Competition Entries at SHW’s April 17 Meeting

With this beautiful weather, it’s sometimes difficult to get yourself back into your winery. But do it – this weekend!

Round up the crew, decide which wines to enter into upcoming wine contests, and clear a spot in your cellar to hang incoming shiny award ribbons.

We make it easy for members to submit entries at this Wednesday’s April 17 SHW meeting.  Please come prepared with the necessary completed paperwork, bottles, and fees.

  • El Dorado County Home Wine Competition. Niles Fleege will be at Wednesday’s meeting to accept home wine entries for this competition. May 1 is the entry deadline. See here for more info.
  • California State Fair Home Wine Competition. Entries for this statewide competition will be accepted at Wednesday’s meeting by Thad Rodgers and SHW Cellar Master Joe Morgan. Entry information can be found here. Last day to enter is May 23.
  • SHW Jubilee. Entry period is April 17 – May 7. Bring your entries to Wednesday’s meeting to Cellar Master Joe Morgan.  Please note that only one bottle per entry is required and these is no entry fee for the first wine candidate – no risk! Entry details and forms here and also at

To make arrangements for Jubilee wine entry delivery outside of the April 17, contact Competition Chair Donna Bettencourt at or 916 548-3199. 

Jubilee wine judging is on Saturday, June 1 in Sacramento.  Jubilee Awards Ceremony and Picnic is on the following day, Sunday, June 2.  Please see the April 2019 newsletter for the June 2 details or here.

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